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dc.contributor.authorBorisyuk, Roman
dc.contributor.authorMerrison-Hort, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSoffe, Steve R.
dc.contributor.authorKoutsikou, Stella
dc.contributor.authorLi, Wen-Chang
dc.identifier.citationBorisyuk , R , Merrison-Hort , R , Soffe , S R , Koutsikou , S & Li , W-C 2017 , ' To swim or not to swim : a population-level model of Xenopus tadpole decision making and locomotor behaviour ' , BioSystems , vol. 161 , pp. 3-14 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 250560060
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: c9beb2d6-fc13-491c-abdc-baee4a959898
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:375E1239C72857B038F3CF8D7F6C9AAA
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85028315910
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000415781500002
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1179-6636/work/64361118
dc.descriptionAuthors thank the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/L002353/1; BB/L000814/1; BB/L00111X/1) for support.en
dc.description.abstractWe present a detailed computational model of interacting neuronal populations that mimic the hatchling Xenopus tadpole nervous system. The model includes four sensory pathways, integrators of sensory information, and a central pattern generator (CPG) network. Sensory pathways of different modalities receive inputs from an “environment”; these inputs are then processed and integrated to select the most appropriate locomotor action. The CPG populations execute the selected action, generating output in motor neuron populations. Thus, the model describes a detailed and biologically plausible chain of information processing from external signals to sensors, sensory pathways, integration and decision-making, action selection and execution and finally, generation of appropriate motor activity and behaviour. We show how the model produces appropriate behaviours in response to a selected scenario, which consists of a sequence of “environmental” signals. These behaviours might be relatively complex due to noisy sensory pathways and the possibility of spontaneous actions.
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BYlicense (
dc.subjectWilson-Cowan modelen
dc.subjectSensory pathwaysen
dc.subjectCentral pattern generatoren
dc.subjectSwimming behaviouren
dc.subjectStruggling behaviouren
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectQA76 Computer softwareen
dc.titleTo swim or not to swim : a population-level model of Xenopus tadpole decision making and locomotor behaviouren
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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